Automotive Service Technology I
An exciting, fast-paced, and rewarding career.
Through the years, what was once your family’s car mechanic that would lift the hood, take a look inside and do just non-high-tech repairs on vehicles, has today evolved into a new and exciting career, as a certified automotive technician working advance vehicle systems. Our Automotive Service Technology programs is thoroughly designed to train and school you on the use of the latest computer system and using computer scanner equipment to diagnose the vast array of mechanical, electrical and software issues found in today’s car makeup. There is no more second guessing on how to fix it. You’ll follow guided diagnostics to solve the problem. The discipline is taught by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) master certified instructors who allow students to complete specific coursework curricula so that they can become qualified for immediate employment and/or additional specialized training. Yes, the days of the greased clad mechanic under the hood have been replaced by a new generation of qualified professional automotive technicians that use their educational training coupled with the latest computer technology to get the job done. You can be on the cutting edge of this exciting career by simply enrolling in our automotive technology career options listed below.
Service Repair Assistant
Engine Performance and Engine Repair Technician
Service Manager/ Shop Foreman
Automatic, Manual Drive Train and Transaxle Technician
Steering, Suspension, and Alignment Technician
Brake System Technician
Electrical/Electronic System Technician
Heating & Air Conditioning Technician
Master ASE Certified Technician
Service Repair Adviser/Consultant
Automotive Parts Specialist
Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $21.09 hourly or $43,860 annually.
The entire program is 1050 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Automobile Services Assistor||300 Hours|
|OCP B||Automotive Brake System Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP C||Automobile Suspension and Steering Technician||150 Hours|
|OCP D||Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician||300 Hours|
|OCP E||Engine Repair Technician||150 Hours|
|Total Hours: 1050|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Automotive Service Technology I is available at the following school (s):
|D.A. Dorsey Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.|
|South Dade Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|D.A. Dorsey Technical College|
Don Hylor Jr.
|South Dade Technical College|
|Oscar de Leon||Ext. 2111|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm.